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5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics as U.S. government launches bold strategy to accelerate progress
Data released today from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Data released today from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.   Together, these data demonstrate impressive progress toward controlling the HIV epidemics in the five countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Veteran Scribe Pours Cold Water On Incident Driven Health Reportage
[Zambia Reports] Veteran journalist Edem Djokotoe has check mated scribes that have excitedly taken to social media over the death of one of their own Sithembile Zulu of the Daily Mail after giving birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Levy Mwanawasa Hospital Under Probe for Negligence
[Zambia Reports] Following the death of Zambia Daily Mail employee, Sithembile Zulu, the government has instituted investigations into circumstances surrounding the entire episode and the general increase of maternal deaths at Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Twitter Outrage As Zambian Journalist, 29, Dies After Giving Birth
[News24Wire] News of the death of a Zambian journalist Sithembile Zulu, who died after giving birth at a local hospital has led to a public outcry, with fellow journalists highlighting the issue of maternal deaths in the southern African country, a report says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 12, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

List randomization for soliciting experience of intimate partner violence: application to the evaluation of Zambia's unconditional child grant program - Peterman A, Palermo TM, Handa S, Seidenfeld D.
Social scientists have increasingly invested in understanding how to improve data quality and measurement of sensitive topics in household surveys. We utilize the technique of list randomization to collect measures of physical intimate partner violence in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Once Decimated by AIDS, Zimbabwe ’s Khoisan Tribe Embraces Treatment
Members of Zimbabwe’s Khoisan tribe perform a traditional dance during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign conducted by Tsoro-O-Tso San, a development trust that aids the tribe. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy Jeffrey MoyoTSHOLOTSHO, Zimbabwe, Aug 31 2017 (IPS)Sixty-seven-year-old Hloniphani Sidingo gives a broad smile while popping out through the gate of a clinic in her village, as she heads home clutching containers of anti-retroviral pills.The first Bantu people to dwell in present-day Zimbabwe, the Khoisan, also known as the Bushmen or Basagwa, populate remote areas of southern Africa, particularly Angola, Botswana, Namib...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeffrey Moyo Tags: Africa Featured Headlines Health Indigenous Rights Poverty & SDGs ARV treatment HIV/AIDS Khoisan tribe Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Zambia: Hospitals Overwhelmed With Too Many Patients, Fewer Doctors in Zambia
[Deutsche Welle] Zambia's government has acknowledged the country's health system needs to be revamped. Equipping hospitals with adequate supplies of medicine, constructing more health centers and hiring extra doctors are on the agenda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: YMCA Steps Up Fight Against HIV/Aids
[Times of Zambia] THE Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) has stepped up measures aimed at increasing the number of men who access health services to help reduce the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Could There be a Resurgence in Forced HIV Testing
[Bhekisisa] More than three decades ago, HIV activists fought against mandatory testing. Now an old battle is finding new life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Rights Groups Welcome Zambia's Informed Consent Clarification
[Namibian] The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (Arasa) welcomed the clarification by Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Zambian Minister of health, during a live interview on 20 August, that the expansion of provider-initiated HIV testing and adoption of test-and-treat will be continued with due respect for the right to informed consent. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

For HIV Clients in Zambia, Referrals Are Life-Changing
August 21, 2017A simple document from a trained health worker  can give clients the courage they need to face the virus head-on.Hildah Maswabi waits for the lay counselor to write down her details —full name, address, telephone number, gender, HIV/TB statuses—on her referral form so she can take it to the nearest local health center.The mood as she waits is somber.  Finally, after the lay counselor has written and reviewed everything for completeness and correctness, Hildah takes the form with a sigh of relief. It is only when I talk to her that I understand how much it represents to her.I finally fou...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Zambia: Lungu Dares Those Opposing Mandatory HIV Testing
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has dared stakeholders planning to take him to court over his recent pronouncement on mandatory HIV testing to go ahead. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Is HIV Mandatory Testing Getting Support?
[Times of Zambia] Stakeholders have hailed President Edgar Lungu for directing that HIV/AIDS testing now be mandatory in all public health institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Is Mandatory HIV Testing Getting Support?
[Times of Zambia] Stakeholders have hailed President Edgar Lungu for directing that HIV/AIDS testing now be mandatory in all public health institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Mandatory HIV Testing Unethical - Opposition
[Zambia Reports] Opposition FDD has become the first prominent voice to oppose the announcement HIV testing will be mandatory. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: HIV Testing Now Compulsory - Presdent Lungu
[Zambia Reports] The declaration by President Edgar Lungu that HIV testing will be mandatory at all health facilities in the country has ignited debate among the citizenry. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: President Declares Compulsory HIV Testing
[Times of Zambia] HIV/AIDS testing is now mandatory in public health institutions as the Government acts to prevent further loss of life from the disease which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives since the mid-80s, President Edgar Lungu has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Compulsory HIV Testing Will Attract More Stigma, Discrimination
[Zambia Reports] I am yet to read the full statement on the issue of making the testing for HIV mandatory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Preacher on a Mission to End HIV in Zambia
August 14, 2017Whether he ’s on his bike, giving a sermon, or counseling at the clinic, Reverend Lusale is ready to talk to anyone about HIV.When the first AIDS case struck Zambia in 1984, Reverend Lusale was two years away from graduating from theology school, and did not know the impact the virus would have on Zambians ’ lives, or on his own.At its peak in Zambia in 2001, when21.5% of the adult population was infected, he realized there was something he could do to help. Reverend Lusale decided to go for training as an HIV counsellor.Today he works as part ofIntraHealth International’s team of lay couns...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Zambia: Photo of Mother Breastfeeding in School Uniform Goes Viral
[Zambia Reports] Talk about being loyal to a dream, a grade 11 pupil at Kawambwa High School has captured the admiration of many with her image breastfeeding her baby in her school uniform going viral. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 3, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Immune Booster Gains Ground
[Times of Zambia] Years back, it was fashionable to dismiss herbal treatment of AIDS as inferior, but not anymore. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Japan Donates Medical Equipment to University Teaching Hospitals
[Times of Zambia] The Japanese government has donated medical equipment worth K1.8 million to the University Teaching Hospitals (UTH) in the newly-born babies ward, D Block. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Medical Personnel Attends to an Injured Player - PHOTO
[Zambia Reports] An unidentified female medical personnel attends to an injured player during one of the league matches in the Zambian Super Division League. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Photo of Medical Personnel Attending to Injured Player Goes Viral
[Zambia Reports] An unidentified female medical personnel attends to an injured player during one of the league matches in the Zambian Super Division League. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Self-Testing for HIV Accepted by African Sex Workers
(MedPage Today) -- High rates seen in randomized trial in Zambia (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Group Hands Over Health Post to Ministry of Health
[Times of Zambia] The Reformed Open Community Schools (ROCS) in Mbala District has handed over a health post to the Ministry of health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Did HIV Prevalence Rate Drop 11%?
[Times of Zambia] WHILE it is a universally accepted norm that a healthy nation is a wealthy one, the scourge of HIV/AIDS on the contrary has impacted negatively on many economies around the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Factors Affecting Sex- and Age-Disaggregated Data in Health Information Systems - Lessons from the Field
Report compiled evidence from desk reviews and key informant (KI) interviews in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia to illustrate trends and challenges in the collection and use of sex- and age- disaggregated health information system data and provides recommendations to move the field of global health forward. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Gra ça Machel Visiting Zambia
[Gra ça Machel Trust] Lusaka -The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Zambia announces the visit of one of the world's leading advocates for women and children's rights, Mrs. Graça Machel, to Zambia from the 20th to the 22nd June, 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Govt Bans Second Hand Underwear
[Zambia Reports] The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has again warned against second hand underwear. This has led to the Zambian government to ban second hand under garments because they pose a health hazard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia improves real-time tracking of vaccines, reduces stock outs
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: vaccines [subject], vaccine, vaccine safety, vaccine quality, African Region [region], Feature [doctype], Zambia [country] Source Type: news

Zambia: How Zambia Is Beating Malaria
[Bhekisisa] A decade ago, most countries used only localised strategies. But Zambia decided to make bed nets, insecticides, and drugs available nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sexuality education offers life-saving lessons to Zambia ’s young people
Language EnglishLUSAKA, Zambia –“I have seen girls become pregnant, become victims of violence and become HIV-positive, and I don't want to become one of those girls, ” said 13-year-old Lydia Mwelwa, a student at Kabulonga Basic School in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital.“I’m happy they have taught us in school how we girls can protect ourselves,” she added.She and her classmates are learning about  comprehensive sexuality education after teachers at the school received training from UNFPA. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Zambia: Teachers, Parents Condemn Condom Distribution Plan for Schools
[Times of Zambia] THE Basic Education Teachers of Zambia (BETUZ) and some concerned parents have roundly condemned the planned distribution of condoms in secondary schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Chinese Medical Team Donates More Tele-Medicine Equipment to Zambian Hospitals
[Focac] Lusaka -Chinese Medical Team working in Zambia on Tuesday donated three sets of tele-medicine equipment aimed at improving health care services in Zambian hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Top Physician Launches Medical Marijuana Campaign
[Zambia Reports] Zambian top medical personnel Aaron Mujajati has come off the woods to launch a campaign for medicinal marijuana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Zambian Woman Goes Missing
[Zambia Reports] A Zambian woman has gone missing in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 4, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zambia: Condom Usage Low
[Times of Zambia] KABWE Mayor Prince Chileshe says condom use among sexually active Zambians is frighteningly low and has since called for more education to increase awareness on the benefits of protected sex. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Former U.S. President Bush's Daughter Visits
[Zambia Reports] Global Heath Corps Chief Executive Officer Barbra Bush is visiting Zambia to promote good health among girls and children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Debunking Zambia's prostate cancer myths
The lone Zambian voice trying to trying to raise awareness about the dangers of prostate cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia: Prisoners in Zambia Need Better Access to HIV Services
[Key Correspondents] As the Zambia Prison service embarks on a campaign to reduce HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men, gay rights activists say more needs to be done to tackle homophobia and discrimination in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: 'Zambia Can Now Access Over 3,000 Chinese Doctors'
[Times of Zambia] ZAMBIA has been connected to more than 3,000 doctors in China following the establishment of a China-Zambia Telemedicine Centre at Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital in Lusaka. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: China Pledges to Expand Mwanawasa Hospital
[Times of Zambia] THE Zambia-Chinese Association has established an Emergency Medical Assistance Team with the Chinese government pledging to support the expansion of existing infrastructure at the Levy Mwanawasa Hospital in Lusaka. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Are the UNAIDS 90-90-90 Targets Achievable?
[What'sUpHIV] I'm a Zambian HIV prevention advocate. My country is one of many that are the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. According to UNAIDS, 1.2 million people are currently living with HIV in Zambia, yet just over half are currently receiving antiretroviral treatment. The adult prevalence rate is 12.9%, and there are an estimated 20,000 deaths each year due to AIDS-related complications. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Health Shops to Improve Access to Health Care
[Times of Zambia] IN Zambia, a bigger percentage of the population lives in rural and peri-urban areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Talking Cancer - First Free Prostrate Cancer Screening Outreach Records Success
[Zambia Reports] So many good things are happening at Zambia's only public cancer facility, the Cancer Diseases Hospital (CDH) in Lusaka. Phase two of the facility has started functioning meaning that the CDH is now able to admit patients in its own wards. As at May 27, 2016 both adult male and female cancer patients admitted to the various wards of the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) had been transferred to the wards in the new building adjacent to the first structure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: EU Gives Zambia U.S.$52 Million
[Times of Zambia] The European Union (EU) has given Zambia a grant of US$52 million to help strengthen the provision of Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care in Maternal Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 5, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zambia: Kicking Out Cholera With a Megaphone
[MSF] Zambians take part in record-breaking cholera prevention campaign (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Talking Cancer - Misconceptions of Medical Castration
[Zambia Reports] On Thursday April 7, 2016 I featured on Radio Hot FM's live phone-in programme the Hot Seat together with Dr. Maurice Mwale a consultant oncologist at the Cancer Diseases Hospital (CDH). I was on the programme hosted by Zachariah Chavula as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Zambia (PCFZ). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news